A Blog Post About A Bin

Yes this post is about a bin. The last few months the desire to have this bin has taken over my life. My best friend has had it for a while and after going over to her house and sneakily opening and closing it I couldn’t help coming away feeling like my bin (and all other bins) just didn’t cut it anymore.

I totally get people out there thinking £219 for a bin is just ridiculous. I was like ‘you can buy a car for that!’ when I first saw the price. It turns out that actually you can’t buy a car for that and actually the bin is worth every penny.

The bin is by Joseph Joseph and the main reason that I fell in love with it (33yrs old and in love with a bin) is because it has a separate compartment for recycling as well as food waste. In fact you can use the three seperate compartments however you wish. Maybe if you don’t have children the bottom draw could be for storing your money. I’m pretty sure I had loads of money before the boys came along. Money and Topshop shoes.

Anyway to cut a long story short Si wasn’t convinced the bin would change our lives the way I just knew that it would and didn’t give me the all clear to buy it.

Let’s not focus on the small details of being told no because the bin is here now and my reluctant husband has spent the last 15 mins sneakily opening and closing it. Only to come and find me to tell me he gets it now. He too is in love with a bin.

So far the novelty of the bin has meant that the boys have actually been throwing away their own rubbish instead of just handing it to me to deal with. Although this probably doesn’t sound like much it has made a big difference to the never ending circle of tidying up after kids. We are only one day in and I expect normal service will be resumed soon though.

I love that to me it doesn’t really look like a bin, it has seamlessly fitted into our kitchen. The builders will be finishing off the extension this week and hopefully the bin will be move to its new corner soon. It will still be sat next to his best friend Mr Smeg.

Im so happy with my new love! You will be relieved that I will stop talking about it now!




  1. jessica
    February 24, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Welcome to the club . That colourway looks lovely with the smeg x

    • Cara
      February 24, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Thank you. Im so happy!

  2. Char
    February 24, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Hi Cara, I love love love your blog. It may be weird that my first comment is about your bin but recycling is taking over our lives too (well our kitchen – which with an 11 month old I spend most of my time in making meals, feeding them meals and clearing away meals!). I was thinking of just getting another bin… but the hubby would no doubt get confused about which bin was for what and love this is altogether esp with the food waste. We’ve got a compost countertop bin for that at mo but hate it as feel it’s unclear all the time with rotting fruit and veg, teabags and egg shells!
    Anyway may use your post to convince the hubby. And thanks for all your other posts – you’ve got a gorgeous family and home! And ignore those keyboard nazis who say otherwise! Char xxx

    • Cara
      February 24, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Its not weird that your first comment is about the bin. Its bloody good bin!I am truly so impressed with it.

  3. Janice
    February 24, 2017 / 10:48 am

    😂😂 love this blog!!! Makes me laugh out loud every time. I am envious you have this bin – there I said it!!!!!!

  4. Helen
    February 24, 2017 / 10:57 am

    Hahahahahahaha ha! (Sorry) I was going through your Instagram stories with my eldest daughter last night and I let out a jubilant “she got the bin!” squeal!

    Needless to say I am very happy for you. I get it totally. Stylish storage, even for garbage, is a worthwhile addiction to have.

    Well done for a battle strategically won. Xx

  5. February 24, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    I’m glad someone else is as enthused about this bin as I! We moved in to a new house last year and I was so obsessed about getting this bin it took over my life, I stared at pics of it online longingly. The other half denied the bin buying saying there wouldn’t be enough room in our kitchen for it, we moved in and he was kind of right so iv dealt with it and moved on (we have a new build with one of those compartment bins in a cupboard-iv never had this before so it was kind of novel) until now…thanks Cara I’m back to reminiscing about this gorgeous price of plastic once again 😉

  6. Emma Fuller
    February 24, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Omg I think I need this bin in my life 😍

  7. Danielle Hookham
    February 25, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I think this bin could change my life too – I too need to convince my huband😭😭

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